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The driving force behind the Young Achievers Network is the LIFE Workshop Series. Each of its four educational modules – PEDAL Prep, Educational Safari, BOSS Entrepreneurship Development and Peer Positive – consist of three interactive lessons facilitated as three, 90-minute workshops or one six-hour summit. The goal of the series is to increase middle and high school youths’ capacity to lead independently fearless and empowered lives upon graduation from high school.
ACADEMIC & CAREER OPTIONS
MODULE ONE – Educational Safari: Teaches program participants how to achieve and maintain educational success, and provides the impetus they need to apply, enroll and succeed in college.
MODULE TWO – BOSS Entrepreneurship Development: Teaches program participants how to start and operate small business enterprises.
FAMILY & SOCIAL INTEGRITY
MODULE THREE – PEDAL Prep: Teaches program participants the importance of healthy relationships. Special emphasis is placed on helping them develop an accurate understanding of what it means to be a reliable friend, a present spouse and an involved parent.
MODULE FOUR – Peer Positive: Teaches program participants how to form their own giving circles, ultimately using the model to increase their individual philanthropy and community engagement.
Spring Achievement Summit
During the Achievement Summits, attendees will attend workshops that help them go from better to great in the Four Key Areas (nurturing, learning, working, leading), as well as interact with college recruiters and employers during a college and career fair. Adult professionals from the corporation’s Achievers’ Roundtable will lead panel discussions on one or more of ACHIEVEMENT SQUARE’s LIFE Principles. Attendance at this event will be free to Saturday Workshop Series graduates. Invitations will also be sent to other nonprofit and civic organizations serving economically disadvantaged and at-risk youths.
Career Buddies Workforce Development Partnership
ACHIEVEMENT SQUARE will use the Career Buddies Workforce Development Partnership to match Saturday Workshop Series graduates (ages 16 and older) with local employers for paid internship opportunities in their identified or expressed fields of interest. ACHIEVEMENT SQUARE’s Executive Director and L.I.F.E. coaches will cultivate these opportunities with Northern Virginia business leaders.
BOSS Business Incubation
During their participation in BOSS Business Incubation, program participants will have the option of actualizing the businesses they wrote business plans for during Saturday Workshop Series Module Three (BOSS Entrepreneurship Development), or collaboratively writing new business plans with other members of their workshop cluster. And even though the ultimate goal is to help program participants establish and operate their own businesses, they will receive a crash course in business operation by producing, publishing, marketing and selling books (both nonfiction and fiction) using platforms like iUniverse and Amazon Createspace.
ACHIEVEMENT SQUARE Development & Training Centers, Inc. will always be in need of adult volunteers to provide instruction and mentoring to our youth and adult Achievers. If interested, please click on the contact tab above to request additional information.
SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS
ACHIEVEMENT SQUARE Development & Training Centers, Inc. is recognized as a charitable, nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible.